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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 307
Dearborn, MI
(313) 593-0810

Dr. Thomas Siegel's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Dearborn, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siegel trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Siegel is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Abdominal Wall Cyst, Appendicitis, Breast Surgery (Cancer, Mass, Cyst), Colon (Cancer, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bilal Mahmud Kharbutli MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 305
Dearborn, MI
(313) 425-0522

Dr. Bilal Kharbutli works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Wyandotte, MI and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Kharbutli is a graduate of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and heartburn. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kharbutli speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Henry Ford Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, ... (Read more)

Thomas Edward Knuth MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
(313) 916-3057; (313) 343-8701

Dr. Thomas Knuth is a physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Knuth obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He has a special interest in hernia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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What is a Hernia?

A hernia happens when tissue from inside the body pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, coming through to the front of the body under the skin. Hernias happen most often in the groin area. Some hernias are extremely painful, and some feel numb or do not hurt at all. While most hernias are not an emergency, all hernias require surgery to move the tissue back into the correct place and reinforce the muscle wall.

Hernia surgery can be performed as open surgery, where an incision is made directly over the hernia, or laparoscopically, where several small incisions are made and the surgery is performed using very small tools and cameras in thin flexible tubes. The surgeon simply places the herniated tissue back into place and closes up the muscle. Small hernias may be only sutured or stapled closed, while larger hernias may be reinforced with mesh to prevent future hernias. A hernia surgery is called herniorraphy and a hernia surgery with implanted mesh is called hernioplasty.

Unless a hernia is very large or there are surgical complications, most patients go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical wound by your medical team. In general, it takes a few days to be back on your feet and two to three weeks to fully recover from hernia surgery. After hernia surgery, it is important to drink lots of water and eat high fiber foods to prevent straining during bowel movements, which may cause pain and pressure at the hernia site. It’s also important to refrain from heavy lifting for several weeks in order to protect the abdominal muscles until they fully heal.